For the past 34 years, Circus Oz has performed in over 26 countries, performing for millions of people, across 5 continents.
It has broken box office records at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland and is considered the gold standard for contemporary circuses all over the world.
These Aussies are bringing their death defying Circus Oz: From the Ground Up Tour, (which comes with the warning so funny you might wet your pants) to the University of California, Berkeley, Cal Performances from February 15-17, 2013.
While many of the acts are new, the spectacle is vintage Circus Oz, an ode to vaudeville and a spin on the classic animal-free variety show of circus. The show features live rock music and larrikin irreverence: musicians double as acrobats, acrobats double as jugglers, jugglers double as trapeze artists, all in a world where everyone is a comic.
The famous Charles C. Ebbets 1932 photograph, New York Construction Workers Lunching on a Crossbeam, was the inspiration behind the entire show. A huge construction beam is a focal piece of the set and facilitates the daring aerial performances and stunt mastery that will fly across the Cal Performances stage.
The theme of the show takes us back to our own identity, says Mike Finch, Artistic Director of Circus Oz.
What does it mean to be Australian?
"We are all really into the idea that we're building it from the ground up into a diverse community of people," says Finch.
Tickets are $23.00-$46.00 and available online at the website
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